Two majors that echo Science

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Two majors that echo Science

Biochemistry is a branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. The science is mainly practiced in laboratories and brings together biology and chemistry. The use of chemical knowledge and techniques enables biochemist to understand and solve biological problems.

Everything that happens in biochemistry happens at a molecular level. It focuses on what happens inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, like for example during growth or when fighting diseases. Biochemists understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules interact.

Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. Biochemistry is very broad and over the last century major strides have been made in this field which is remarkably amazing. It truly is an exciting area to study.

What can a biochemist do?

  • Provide new ideas and experiment to understand how life works
  • Support our understanding of health and disease
  • Contribute innovative information to the technology revolution

Biochemists may work in a wide variety of spheres that can include hospitals, universities, agriculture, food institutes, education, cosmetics, forensic crime research and drug discovery and development. Biochemistry is a very rewarding career for those who enjoy working in labs and love performing experiments. Hospital biochemists start at around $60,000 with the average salary of the field being $84,000. The average starting salary for people with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry is $45,000; while the average starting salary for those with a master’s degree is $60,000. That figure rises to $90,000 for PhDs.

Funeral service and mortuary science is also a major where science is key. Although it’s not for all, it requires someone to have an interest to work in the funeral business. Students in the program are requires to take a variety of courses in biology, chemistry, sociology, psychology and accounting.

Mortuary science is also a hands-on lab activity where students get to learn how to preserve and disinfect bodies of the deceased. The use of chemicals and equipment used in methods of cleaning and disinfecting the body, injecting embalming fluids, and draining blood and bodily fluids are some of the topics covered.

A trait that is needed in this field is compassion. The required and elective courses you would take for Mortuary Science majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses listed below are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Funeral Service Law
  • Death and Dying Across Cultures
  • Embalming Procedures
  • Embalming-Anatomy
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Funeral Service Management
  • Funeral Service Marketing and Merchandising
  • Grief Counseling
  • Management Internship
  • Restorative Art
  • Role Of The Funeral Professional
  • The Modern Mortuary

Morticians, undertakers and funeral directors – collectively known as funeral service workers – as separate occupations from funeral service managers. The annual average salary for funeral service workers is $52,690. Most funeral service workers are employed in that industry, where the annual average salary was $52,390. Funeral service managers had an average annual salary of $79,930.

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Complexities in heart and ‘women’s health’

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Complexities in heart and ‘women’s health’

Electrocardiography (EKG) technicians, also known as cardio graphic or electrocardiogram technicians perform diagnostic test to aid physicians in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems. The tests help determine irregularities in the heart and may cause heart attacks or heart disease. Technicians work is mostly spent while standing, and from time to time may be required to lift or patients. Its physically and emotionally draining in cases where one has to work overnight or on weekends and/or holidays.

For one to consider a career in electrocardiography, a candidate should take courses in mathematics, anatomy and physiology. Becoming a nurse, paramedics or EMT can give an individual the knowledge base to begin a career as an EKG technician. EKG technicians are normally given on-the-job training but employers may prefer that applicants have some previous health experiences.

On-the-job training is the primary path to becoming an EKG technician. Training usually takes several weeks to complete and is performed under the supervision of a cardiologist or EKG supervisor. Certification programs are available and train students on using the EKG machine and practicing correct 12-lead placement on patients. Programs may also cover medical terminology, anatomy and legal aspects of interacting with patients. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with EKG equipment and gain hand-on experience during labs.

EKG technicians have multiple career options available in the larger field of cardiovascular technology. They could become Electrocardiogram (ECG) technician, EKG assistant or Diagnostic Cardiology Technician.

Modern gynecologists can also be referred to as obstetricians. They provide treatment to women focusing on issues related to their reproductive system. Gynecology is quite a demanding profession as the gynecologist may need to perform annual tests and exams, diagnose illness and infection, treat hormonal imbalance, prescribe medication and counsel patients about birth control and fertility options. In addition to delivering babies, gynecologists provide prenatal and postnatal care throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.

A gynecologist may choose subspecialties, such as gynecologic oncology, which focuses on cancer related to women’s reproductive organs. Being one of the highest paying specialties in medicine, employment opportunities in private practice, hospitals and government agencies is abundant.

Gynecologists MUST have excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with patients, their families, colleagues’ administrators and other staff. They must have up-t-date knowledge of medical and technical advances, a thorough understanding of medical terminology and coding specific to gynecology and always current certification and licensure. They are also required to make decisions quickly and stay calm under pressure. Gynecologists who have their own private practice must have good business management skills.

Gynecology can be a perfect career choice if you are interested in women’s health. It has a fast growth job percentage, you get satisfaction of serving patients and you can also start your own practice. It however requires extensive education and training which can be more than 11 years after high school, work can and may be tedious due to long hours and it can be emotionally draining should you lose a patient.

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Fit to be a medical technician

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Fit to be a medical technician

If you fancy yourself operating a dialysis machine, then a dialysis technician is a career of choice. The job not only involves operating the dialysis machine but preparing patients before and after the procedure and later providing them with much needed care. The technician must make sure the dialysis machine is operating properly making sure the procedure is not compromised by any problems. A dialysis technician will need to clean the dialysis machines before and after use.

With the majority of technicians working in hospital and full time, the schedules can be really demanding as one might be required to work considerable long hours, on weekends and holidays are hospitals are always open. Dialysis technicians may sometimes be required to travel to patients homes in order to carry out the procedure but it’s very rare. Someone who is works in this field will have a schedule based on the patients’ need.

A dialysis technician should be alert, focused and be physically fit as the job entails being on your toes at all times and moving and lifting patients. Special caution needs to be taken by dialysis technicians as they will always come into contact with infectious fluids and should always wear protective clothing and properly sterilize equipment and machines ensuring their safety and the safety of their patients.

As with any other technical field, a dialysis technician needs to undergo training and get certified before being able to look for a job. A quality that one must have is compassionate. The need to be able to understand what the patient is going through and respecting their wishes goes a long way for them to earn your trust and be confident about being looked after by a caring professional.

A career in ultrasound is equally demanding as it is also physically demanding. Most ultrasound technicians work in hospitals, either at a stationery location in a diagnostics area or can conduct mobile ultrasound at the bedside of patients who cannot be transported.

With the job demanding ultrasound technicians to be always on their feet and on the move, it’s a relief for those who don’t want a job sitting behind a desk. Sometimes, a tech needs to reposition or transfer patients which may require a lot of upped body strength with risks to one suffering muscle strains and repetitive injuries. As with most healthcare professions, ultrasound technicians also face the risk of being exposed to various health risks including infectious agents such as HIV and hepatitis.

Training programs for ultrasound technicians requite both theory and practical. Clinical internships enable students to learn, observe and practice ultrasound skills in a healthcare setting on live patients under the guidance of experienced sonographers and physicians.

An ultrasound technician needs to have excellent interpersonal relationship skills as wells as manual dexterity and the ability to withstand they physicality of the occupation. He must have excellent critical thinking skills in order to understand the anatomy of any pathology thereby selecting the images that will be most useful to physicians.

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Know the facts solve the crime

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Know the facts solve the crime

Many would argue that solving a crime or dealing with anything to do with law is very complex and you need to be some sort of nerd. Well, that’s not true and in some instances it could be. Criminology major is a field that is associated with behavioral and social sciences.

A criminology graduate with very critical thinking, analytical and communication skills can attractive employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector. One must note that studying criminology makes one develop an understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, victimization and responses to crime and deviance, as well as building specific skills such as: evaluating and generating evidence, making reasoned arguments and ethical judgments, critical thinking, analysis and interpreting data and finally report writing.

Employers do value experience and can provide a range of paid and voluntary opportunities. They can include working with offenders, criminal justice agencies, social work and community education departments, and victims of crime. Some specific roles can include prison visiting, working as a special aide, and involvement in drug treatment schemes or youth/bail hostels for young offenders.

Some courses may offer a placement which can be particularly useful in helping a graduate test out a certain area of work and also build good contacts for future jobs. A graduate should be aware and always think about the group or the environment one is interested in working with. By narrowing down preferences, always allows the graduate to focus on specific employers and voluntary organizations.

Most criminology graduates who go on to further study choose a rage of vocational areas including social work, teaching and law conversation courses. Some students may choose to progress to masters course which can include MAs in criminology or criminal justice.

Can gunsmithing and criminology go hand-in-hand?

Since gunsmithing is an art of refining, repairing and manufacturing weapons, it can play a very important part when it comes to solving violent crimes with the use of firearms like homicides, suicides, mass killings and armed robberies. A gunsmith will have the knowhow and skill of how different weapons operate and the physics behind them.

In the event of any crime, evidence is key to finding the guilty party and bringing them to justice. Having the knowledge and skills from both gunsmithing and criminology can help pinpoint to things like what kind of weapon was used, the distance it was fired from and amount of damage caused to the victim/s. it’s quite important to have everything documented so that you don’t get the facts mixed up.

A graduate can also be able to understand and be able to deduce why a particular crime was committed and the intent of the perpetrator. Of course you are not required to have the skills of Sherlock Homes but it will help if you always pay attention to the smallest of details that any normal naked eye won’t even have seen or thought of seeing. What is important is to know how to link the weapon to the culprit. A good eye and a curious and inquisitive mind is a skill required if you are to succeed in any of the two majors.

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What is a Soulmate?

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We have many Soulmates in this life but their purpose is all the same- they are here to challenge and awaken us so our soul can evolve into a higher state of consciousness.

Our Soulmates always arrive when we are ready for them and not a moment sooner. They arrive when we are ready to learn the lessons that we were destined to fulfill.

Soulmate relationships are often not forever, this is because sometimes the relationship can be too intense or there is a certain karmic energy to the relationship that sees it come to a close once the necessary lessons have been learnt. Soulmates can also be friends and relatives; they don’t always have to be romantic partners. Regardless of this, you will always feel a strong, energetic connection or a past life history together. Many of us spend years obsessing about meeting a Soulmate, but fail to notice what we are really asking for. When we ask for a Soulmate we are really asking to grow and develop in consciousness, and not understanding this can sometimes block the energy from coming to us.

If you really want to connect with a Soulmate, you need to align with your own soul. You need to discover who you are, honor yourself and begin following your heart. When you align with your true self, you are then instantly in the vibration of meeting your soul-mate.

Alternatively, if you are done with the soul lessons for now and are just looking for a companion to share the rest of your life with, what you want to be asking for, or manifesting is your life.

The most important thing you can do when you lose a soulmate is to get over the disappointment as quickly as possible. Cherish the good friends you do have and try not to focus on the negativity in your life. If you focus on the positive people that surround you, the bad eggs tend to drift away pretty quickly with very little harm done. If you allow those negative people to have a big impact on you then they will do just that. Don’t give the that kind of credit. Move forward with your life with positive energy and leave all the fake friends behind. It can be quite disappointing at first, but once you most past it you will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Acquaintances come and they go, but true friends stick around for a long time. Anybody who is not a true friend needs to take their bad intentions and try them on someone else. Keep the positivity in your life and you will begin to open your heart up to new friendships that you may never have imagined.

Small Houses with a Big Future

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Building homes using shipping containers has been all the rage lately and few can deny that these structures lend themselves very well to building sustainable, cozy and unique homes. But not everything about using shipping containers as building blocks is perfect. This article looks at the main pros and cons of shipping container architecture, starting with the good stuff.

One of the more niche trends in sustainable design of the past few years has been the re-use of shipping containers in order to create the structure of a building. Due to their convenient size, shipping containers are well-suited for use in houses and their appeal lies in their apparent simplicity: you get a room delivered in one piece, and you can stack them together to make multiple rooms or join them up to make larger rooms.

  1. Green-Building

This is perhaps the most obvious benefit. Hundreds of thousands of steel cargo containers are discarded in ports across the globe, mainly due to one way shipments of goods, since it is cheaper to just load and send new containers, rather than transport empty ones back to the port of origin. This problem is especially noticeable in North America, where import of goods exceeds export. Reusing the containers as homes also saves a lot of energy that would otherwise be wasted for melting them down.

  1. Cost Effectiveness

Shipping containers are already the perfect shape to be repurposed into homes, so a home built out of them is much cheaper than a same sized home built the traditional way. Shipping containers can also be obtained very cheaply, sometimes even for free. Almost all the structural work associated with building a home falls away when using shipping containers, and even people with no architectural training can build a home for themselves using them.

  1. Structural Soundness

Shipping containers are built to withstand the harsh conditions of ocean travel. They are designed to bear heavy loads, withstand harsh climatic conditions, as well as rough handling. ISO standard compliant containers can also easily be stacked one on top of the other to create multi-story homes. Due to their robustness, such homes are earthquake and even hurricane proof, which makes them extremely safe and perfect for building in natural disaster-prone areas.

  1. Ease and Speed of Construction

It is quite possible for a person to build a home out of a shipping container by themselves. Most people opt for hiring a design firm, though, or cutting the containers in off-site facilities. Despite this, it takes considerably less time to build a home out of a shipping container, and most can be assembled within a day or so, if all the pieces have been pre-cut off site.

Will Price Set the Heat?

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Vent-free fireplaces have several advantages over vented models. Since they don’t require any bulky vent pipe or chimney, ventless appliances have much more flexibility in terms of placement and can be used in small homes a where it would be impossible to install a vented fireplace. And, if you’re searching for efficiency, a vent-fee fireplace is definitely the way to go. Vented units lose a significant amount of the warm air they produce up their chimneys, but ventless fireplaces are entirely self-contained, allowing all of the heat to remain inside the home.

Ventless Fireplaces

If you’re looking to heat a single room in a unique way that is aesthetically pleasing, a ventless gas fireplace could be just what you’re looking for.  Ventless fireplaces are unique because they don’t require a chimney, flue or external venting ducts.  These types of fireplaces make excellent choices for those who rent apartments or do not want to engage in costly renovations to install a ventilation system in their home.  This makes them cheaper than traditional fireplaces be they gas or wood burning.

Instead, ventless fireplaces use natural gas or propane for fuel and vents along with the gas (oxygen) from the air inside your room.  This makes for a unique alternative source of heat for your house especially in a living room that gets chilly night.  But even more so than heating your room, a ventless gas fireplace brings an aura of coziness, luxury and elegance to your home.

A vent free gas fireplace comes in many colors and styles to match any home decoration or motif that you have going on.  The only thing that you need to install your ventless fireplace is a propane tank line to supply your fireplace with fuel.  Alternatively, you can use natural gas from your city’s supply line, a choice that is gaining in popularity as more and more new apartment buildings are equipped with this type of line.

Choosing a Ventless Fireplace

The key to choosing the right ventless gas fireplace for your home needs is doing a little bit of thinking before you make your purchase.  You must consider how you’re going to use the unit as a primary function.  If you’re just going to be using the fireplace as a light source or for aesthetic values, you won’t need a high BTU source.  BTUs tell you how much energy your fireplace will consume and in turn how much heat your room will receive.

It doesn’t have to be a pain to choose a ventless fireplace. Talk to a local expert or visit websites online to find the right one for you and your family. It will definitely keep you very warm this winter.

 

Small Houses with a Big Future

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Small Houses with a Big Future

Building homes using shipping containers has been all the rage lately and few can deny that these structures lend themselves very well to building sustainable, cozy and unique homes. But not everything about using shipping containers as building blocks is perfect. This article looks at the main pros and cons of shipping container architecture, starting with the good stuff.

One of the more niche trends in sustainable design of the past few years has been the re-use of shipping containers in order to create the structure of a building. Due to their convenient size, shipping containers are well-suited for use in houses and their appeal lies in their apparent simplicity: you get a room delivered in one piece, and you can stack them together to make multiple rooms or join them up to make larger rooms.

  1. Green-Building

This is perhaps the most obvious benefit. Hundreds of thousands of steel cargo containers are discarded in ports across the globe, mainly due to one way shipments of goods, since it is cheaper to just load and send new containers, rather than transport empty ones back to the port of origin. This problem is especially noticeable in North America, where import of goods exceeds export. Reusing the containers as homes also saves a lot of energy that would otherwise be wasted for melting them down.

  1. Cost Effectiveness

Shipping containers are already the perfect shape to be repurposed into homes, so a home built out of them is much cheaper than a same sized home built the traditional way. Shipping containers can also be obtained very cheaply, sometimes even for free. Almost all the structural work associated with building a home falls away when using shipping containers, and even people with no architectural training can build a home for themselves using them.

  1. Structural Soundness

Shipping containers are built to withstand the harsh conditions of ocean travel. They are designed to bear heavy loads, withstand harsh climatic conditions, as well as rough handling. ISO standard compliant containers can also easily be stacked one on top of the other to create multi-story homes. Due to their robustness, such homes are earthquake and even hurricane proof, which makes them extremely safe and perfect for building in natural disaster-prone areas.

  1. Ease and Speed of Construction

It is quite possible for a person to build a home out of a shipping container by themselves. Most people opt for hiring a design firm, though, or cutting the containers in off-site facilities. Despite this, it takes considerably less time to build a home out of a shipping container, and most can be assembled within a day or so, if all the pieces have been pre-cut off site.

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Will Price Set the Heat?

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Will Price Set the Heat?

Vent-free fireplaces have several advantages over vented models. Since they don’t require any bulky vent pipe or chimney, ventless appliances have much more flexibility in terms of placement and can be used in small homes a where it would be impossible to install a vented fireplace. And, if you’re searching for efficiency, a vent-fee fireplace is definitely the way to go. Vented units lose a significant amount of the warm air they produce up their chimneys, but ventless fireplaces are entirely self-contained, allowing all of the heat to remain inside the home.

Ventless Fireplaces

If you’re looking to heat a single room in a unique way that is aesthetically pleasing, a ventless gas fireplace could be just what you’re looking for.  Ventless fireplaces are unique because they don’t require a chimney, flue or external venting ducts.  These types of fireplaces make excellent choices for those who rent apartments or do not want to engage in costly renovations to install a ventilation system in their home.  This makes them cheaper than traditional fireplaces be they gas or wood burning.

Instead, ventless fireplaces use natural gas or propane for fuel and vents along with the gas (oxygen) from the air inside your room.  This makes for a unique alternative source of heat for your house especially in a living room that gets chilly night.  But even more so than heating your room, a ventless gas fireplace brings an aura of coziness, luxury and elegance to your home.

A vent free gas fireplace comes in many colors and styles to match any home decoration or motif that you have going on.  The only thing that you need to install your ventless fireplace is a propane tank line to supply your fireplace with fuel.  Alternatively, you can use natural gas from your city’s supply line, a choice that is gaining in popularity as more and more new apartment buildings are equipped with this type of line.

Choosing a Ventless Fireplace

The key to choosing the right ventless gas fireplace for your home needs is doing a little bit of thinking before you make your purchase.  You must consider how you’re going to use the unit as a primary function.  If you’re just going to be using the fireplace as a light source or for aesthetic values, you won’t need a high BTU source.  BTUs tell you how much energy your fireplace will consume and in turn how much heat your room will receive.

It doesn’t have to be a pain to choose a ventless fireplace. Talk to a local expert or visit websites online to find the right one for you and your family. It will definitely keep you very warm this winter.

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Making Money from Home

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Making Money from Home

If you have children you know how difficult it can be to find adequate child care and money for gas and food. It can often time’s become a struggle. The good news is technology has created new opportunities for stay at home moms and dads who want to earn a living from home. Spending time with your family is important, and most companies are starting to realize that. The sooner you start working from home the better off you and your family will be.

Online Researcher – If you find yourself spending a lot of time surfing the web, and if you’re looking to start your own business, consider an internet research service so you can get paid for the time you spend surfing. This business opportunity was once called information brokering, but, with the introduction of the internet, the name has changed. The business remains the same, however, as the information that was once researched and compiled from newspapers, trade magazines, and business and industry journals may now be found online.

Web Designer – If you’re in business today, a website is as important as an ad in the Yellow Pages. With a Web presence, you’ve got access to millions of potential customers around the world–it’s like rolling out a major advertising supplement, marketing brochure and mail order catalog in one easily updated package. And all without printing, postage or phone costs! The problem is that for most people, designing a website is on a par with building your own TV set–a major mystery best left unexplored. But if you can unlock the secrets of HTML and you’ve got a flair for graphics and copywriting, then Website design could be the business for you. The advantages to this business are that it’s creative, you can start part-time on a minimal budget, and even if you don’t already know HTML, it’s not difficult to learn once you set your mind to it.

Public Opinions and Research – If you’ve got a flair for demonstrations, people skills and the gift of organization, then an in-store demonstration service might be the business for you. You’ll contract with food brokers and other suppliers and manufacturers to show off their products via your own on-call, personally trained demonstrators. People are more likely to purchase grocery products after tasting them, and customers of other types of goods can also be enticed by something they can see in action, feel, hear or smell, all of which makes the demonstration business valuable to brokers and manufacturers as well as store owners. You can start small and grow big–some demonstration companies manage as many as 2,000 to 20,000 demonstrators in several states.

These are all great ideas for moms and dads who want to stay at home with their own businesses and families.

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